Better Roads for a Bright Future

Better Roads for a Bright Future (HM2GLS)

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N 41° 55.219', W 89° 4.347'

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Illinois Lincoln Highway

During the 19th century, cities usually had descent roads, but rural roads were often little more than muddy trails. Bicyclist's and railroad companies began calling for good roads in the 1880s, but American road building really took off in the 20th century as a response to rising numbers of cars and trucks. Some of these new roads were private initiatives such as the Lincoln Highway, but after 1916, federal law and government money fueled much of the country's road building.

The Complete Official Road Guide o the Lincoln Highway (1924) suggested equipment for travelers along the highway:

1 Lincoln Highway Sustaining Membership Radiator Emblem
1 pair of Lincoln Highway pennants
2 sets of tire chians
6 extra cross chains (for above)
1 set chain tighter springs
1 set tools
2 jacks
1 pair good cutting pliers
2 jacks
1 pair good cutting pliers
2 extra tire casings, mounted
1 casing patch
3 spark plugs
8 feet of high tension cable
1 gallon can of oil
1 hand axe
1 shovel (medium size)
1 upper radiator connection
1 lower radiator connection
1 set lamp bulbs
1 flash light
3 extra fuses
1 tow line
1 auto-robe trunk

Image: "The Complete Official Guide of the Lincoln Highway."
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HM NumberHM2GLS
Series This marker is part of the Lincoln Highway series
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Date Added Monday, May 6th, 2019 at 2:01pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16T E 328146 N 4643006
Decimal Degrees41.92031667, -89.07245000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 41° 55.219', W 89° 4.347'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds41° 55' 13.14" N, 89° 4' 20.82" W
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